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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiologic Technology, AAS

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Total Credits: 78

Major Number: 5206
CIP Code: 51.0911

Program Description

The Radiologic Technology program is designed to prepare entry-level radiologic technologists who are capable of providing diagnostic medical images of patients in various types of medical facilities.  Students of the program will work closely with radiology physicians and staff members and will be instructed in basic patient care techniques, proper positioning skills of anatomical body parts, and the current radiation safety standards.  Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the national certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, arrt.org.

Program Prerequisites - Application Requirements

  1. Please read the booklet “Radiologic Technology Information and Application” available in Admissions (Office W2350) or the Advising, Counseling & Career Center or online for details including Assessment testing requirements for this specific program. Students must meet minimum admission requirements. Timing of completion of admission course work is crucial. Consult with an advisor or counselor before you register for courses to determine your sequence of courses. Review the Radiologic Technology webpage and application advising review sheet for more admissions and career information.
  2. Admission requirements include: BIOL 1024 ; PHYS 1020 , and MATH 0030  (or placement at MATH 0070  or higher on the placement test) to be completed prior to or during the fall semester of the application deadline. Please check the Radiologic Technology webpage for application start dates and deadlines. You must earn a C or better in each of these courses and have completed a minimum of 14 MnTC credits with a MnTC GPA of 2.5 or higher. There are also high school admission criteria for recent high school graduates only. Students must complete MATH 0070 prior to start of RAD Tech program or have placement at college level math.
  3. Completion of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission when there are more applicants than spaces. Applicants are ranked and selected for admission based on several criteria, including GPA and grades in science courses.
  4. Students must certify in CPR for the Professional Rescuer between Aug. and Nov. of their 1st semester of RADT coursework (EMS 1010  will fulfill this requirement).
  5. Minnesota Department of Health requires any individual having contact with patients to pass the Minnesota Human Services background study with no restrictions prior to starting the clinical experience. An individual may be disqualified from having patient contact and would not be permitted to participate in the clinical experience. Call MN Department of Human Services with specific questions, 651.431.2000. Ethical issues should be addressed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Special Instructions

MN Human Services Background Study required with no restrictions.

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 58

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning

Minimum of 3 credits; one course from either Goal 3 and/or Goal 4.
NOTE: Goal 3 courses do not have to be lab courses. Goal 4 courses must be numbered between MATH 1025  and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041  

Total Credits: 3

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Minimum of 3 credits.

Total Credits: 3

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum of 3 credits.

Total Credits: 3

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in one Goal area selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 16

MnTC Elective Requirements

Students using high school admission criteria for Biology and/or Physics courses may need additional courses to meet 20 credit MnTC requirement total.

Total Credits: 4

Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note

Student must receive a C or higher in each radiography course to continue in the program.

Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan. An articulation agreement exists with Metropolitan State University and Concordia University, whereby students with this degree can complete a Bachelor’s degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills required for providing safe,quality patient care.
  • Exhibit clinical competence during performance of radiographic procedures.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, health care team-members, and others.
  • Plan radiologic technology professional lifelong learning activities.

Program Contact Information

Laura Littleton 651.779.3350 Room 3261 East
Eric Nelsen 651.779.3334 Room 3263 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Please see the program guide, application packet, and program website for detailed information. The following is a model course sequence of the required coursework AFTER students have been accepted into the program and have completed the application requirements and general education/MnTC coursework.

Pre-Application and Pre-Program Courses

Courses required prior to application to the Radiologic Technology program

Total Credits: 20

Total Credits: 8

Total Credits: 12

Total Credits: 7

Total Credits: 12

Total Credits: 11

Total Credits: 8


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of Minnesota State. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator.
This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.773.1745 or emailing access.center@century.edu.

Certification Disclosures

Program Code/ID and Approved Name

5166: Radiologic Technology



A list of states where the program curriculum meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification.

Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, and South Dakota

A list of states where the program curriculum does not meet state educational requirements for licensure or certification.


A list of states where the institution has not made a determination.

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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